Ukraine Completed the Questionnaire for Accession to the EU

by Olha Povaliaieva
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Ukraine Completed the Questionnaire for Accession to the EU

EU Ambassador to Ukraine Matti Maasikas received a questionnaire from Zelenskyy. Ukraine is on the way to obtaining the status of a European Union candidate country

On April 9, the EU ambassador in Ukraine returned to Kyiv, and Ursula von der Leyen handed president Zelenskyy a questionnaire that would draw up a portrait of Ukraine as a European state. On April 17, the document was filled out, as evidenced by the photos of Matti Maasikas, where Zelenskyy give him the completed questionnaire.

"As promised by the president to the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, when she visited Ukraine on April 9, the Ukrainian side filled out a questionnaire within a week," Ihor Zhovkva, deputy head of the office of the president of Ukraine.

On March 7, Charles Michel released information that the ambassadors of the European Union's member states sent a request for a decision regarding Ukraine's application for accession to the EU. On April 8, Ursula von der Leyen informed Zelenskyy that she would speed up the process of reviewing the questionnaire and application for our state to join the European Union.

Now the European Union is at the stage of considering the questionnaire and making a decision regarding the implementation by Ukraine of qualitative steps for joining the EU.

"We expect that based on the information that we have submitted, such a recommendation will be positive, and then the ball will be on the side of the EU member states," Zhovkva.

After receiving a recommendation on Ukraine's compliance with the criteria for accession to the European Union, Ukraine will wait for the status of a candidate country. The consideration will take place at the meeting of the European Council scheduled for June 23-24.

“Next, we will need to start accession negotiations. And upon their completion, we can already talk about the full membership of Ukraine in the EU”, Ihor Zhovkva.

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